OUR WELLNESS TEAM
Meet our team of health and wellness experts who collaborate to provide a holistic approach to providing our patients with a plan to move better, feel better and live better!
Dr. Lisa Ramsackal, HBSc, DC, RAc – Clinic Director, Chiropractor & Registered Acupuncturist
Dr Lisa Ramsackal is a Chiropractor and Registered Acupuncturist and the founder of Innova Integrated Wellness Centre. Dr Lisa’s passion for patient centred holistic care led her to establish a wellness centre whos model focuses on identifying root causes and individualized needs in helping patients reach their optimal health and wellness goals.
Dr Lisa is highly recognized in her community for her effective and multimodal treatment approach to care. She incorporates her background as a Personal Trainer and her diverse skills and education in chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilizations, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Medical Acupuncture, Sports and Injury Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Therapy, Active Release Techniques and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Myofascial and TCM based Cupping into developing comprehensive, individualized and highly effective treatment plans. Dr Lisa treats a diverse patient base ranging from young children to seniors and is a go-to for complex sports injuries and cases in her area. Dr Lisa also holds her certification in Webster Technique for the treatment of pre and post-pregnancy-related pelvic pain.
Dr Lisa is passionate about patient education and empowerment and has been featured on Rogers TV and Riayd Sangeet TV providing education about various health topics and weekly health and wellness tips. Dr Lisa is actively involved in the community as a health and wellness speaker for various companies and organizations including Microsoft, Mississauga Soccer Club, Desjardins Financial Independent Network, Peel Region Board of Approved Basketball Officials, BNI Golden Horseshoe, Streetsville BIA, and is a health and wellness writer for SMJ magazine.
Dr. Lesley D’Souza, ND – Naturopathic Doctor
Dr Lesley D’Souza, ND began her studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology with a minor in psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. As part of her studies, Dr Lesley completed a twelve-month internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic.
Going beyond the curriculum, Dr Lesley advanced her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine with an externship at The National Hospital for Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam. She also spent 4 weeks travelling in India as a volunteer with the organization, Child Family Health International to learn and provide basic health care in local villages.
Recognizing the uniqueness of every individual, Dr Lesley’s focus is on a personalized approach to healthcare. Using a combination of modalities including acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counselling and homoeopathy, Dr Lesley helps guide her patients to achieving a balanced lifestyle and long-term wellness.
Dr. Khushi Vora, DC, Dip. Ac. – Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider
Dr Vora’s journey into chiropractic began very early in high school when she took an exercise science class that sparked her passion for learning about the kinematics of the human body. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at York University. Her education in Kinesiology enabled her to work under a Chiropractor in Toronto helping people recover from various types of injuries. She also worked as a personal trainer at the Blackcreek Community Health Center helping people with diabetes to better their health habits. Her experience inspired her to pursue becoming a Chiropractor, especially after the Chiropractor whom she worked under felt it was the perfect calling for Dr Vora.
As a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), Dr Vora has undergone four years of rigorous training and education relating to the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. During her final year, she served patients at both the Campus Clinic and Sherbourne Community Health Center treating complex cases and collaborating with other health care professionals. This experience exposed her to a wide variety of patients with unique health needs, which taught her to tailor her care to each individual case for optimal health outcomes.
Dr Vora describes her greatest assets as being personable, understanding of patients’ unique needs, commitment to continual learning, ability to encourage patients to take control of their care and achieve their health goals, and her technical knowledge and skills relating to Chiropractic care. Dr Vora is accepting new patients and looks forward to providing excellent patient care.
Marcello Di Carlo, CNP, R.BIE, C.IR – Nutritionist, BioEnergetics Practitioner, Iridologist
Marcello Di Carlo is a Holistic Nutritionist and Iridologist from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. He is also a Registered BioEnergetics (BIE) Practitioner from the Institute of Natural Health Technologies and is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.
His studies include Holistic Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, Energy Healing, and Iridology. Marcello’s expertise is found in discovering the root cause of one’s symptoms.
As a BIE practitioner, he has found success in providing a non-invasive, drug-free modality that helps create internal balance within the body known as homeostasis, thereby alleviating suffering.
He has worked with clients with a wide range of issues such as allergies, food sensitivities and weightless. Marcello is passionate about caring for others and helping them achieve optimum health. Marcello also develops weight loss programs for his clients based on their individual needs which in turn, helps them achieve sustainable weight loss and healthy eating habits.
Jackelyn Hurtado, DOMP. – Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Jackelyn’s passion for sciences and helping others led her to pursue her career as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Jackelyn finished as a top student academically at the National Academy of Osteopathy in North York, Ontario and was a favourite practitioner amongst the patients that visited the student clinic during her practicum. Prior to graduating, she completed an internship of 1000 hours which helped her gain additional insight into the uniqueness of each individual and the circumstances around acute and especially chronic pain. Jackelyn was also called to work as a teacher’s assistant at her school after graduating.
Jackelyn interests in continued education have led to her completion of her Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) Advanced Training Course in Functional Neuromuscular Activation Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger Institute) and Soft Tissue Therapy techniques in Cupping & Guasha.
Jackelyn believes that adding different types of modalities is of utmost importance as every individual is unique and can benefit differently from each modality. Jackelyn works on the basis that the body is a self-healing, functioning unit, where all systems are interrelated structurally and functionally. She treats each patient accordingly, her goal being to find the root cause of the painful symptoms and/or dysfunctions. In doing this, the quality of life of her patients improve.
Aside from teaching and spreading the good word of Manual Osteopathy, Jackelyn loves reading, listening to uplifting and scientific podcasts and being with her fur babies.
Nasim Rezania, BSc, D.Ch – Chiropodist
Nasim began her career prior to her studies in Chiropody studying and earning her degree in Speech-Language Pathology and practiced as a Speech Language Pathologist. Nasim also received her Bachelor of Science degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Nasim later found her passion for foot care and went on to complete her post-graduate studies in Chiropody at the Michener Institute of Education. Nasim is a registered Chiropodist (Foot Specialist) with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM), and the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC).
Nasim’s focus with her patients is to provide excellence in podiatric care and to help her patients to meet their goals in getting them back to their daily activities, sports and recreational activities in a safe and timely manner. Nasim is passionate about making a difference in her patients’ lives by keeping them mobile and pain-free.
Meera Senjaliya RPT – Registered Physiotherapist
Meera is a Registered Physiotherapist in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Meera takes an evidence-based and hands-on manual approach to care. She incorporates mobilization techniques in her practice for various conditions and with patients struggling with activities to help improve mobility and get back to their activities of daily living. Meera has expertise in analyzing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and provides conservative management care as well as post-operative rehabilitation. She is always eager to expand her professional knowledge base and is actively taking continuing education courses. She is trained in manual therapy, manipulation techniques and has successfully completed Orthopaedic Division Level 1. Meera has also completed specialized training to treat pelvic floor issues. She is certified to treat male and female urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor dysfunctions. She believes common pelvic issues in women need to be discussed and treated, not just ‘dealt with’ without getting to the cause of the issue.
Her passion for health and fitness is what motivates her to help her patients. She believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising on a daily basis. She also does Yoga to gain better coordination between her mind and body. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, spending quality time with her family and friends and gardening which is something she has recently gained a fondness for. Meera is currently taking on new patients and looks forward to working with her clients’ health
Karl Chudzinski RMT – Registered Massage Therapist
Karl is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario and is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario. Karl follows an evidence-based practice that incorporates a hands-on approach, while also providing rehabilitative homecare. By using soft tissue mobilization techniques within his practice, Karl is able to help patients dealing with diverse mental and physical ailments. He specializes in sports recovery and chronic rehabilitative injuries, but is experienced in treating a wide variety of patients, including pregnancy patients and infant massage.
Karl is always looking to add new modalities or techniques to his treatment practice, and improving his practice by taking continuing education courses. He specializes in trigger point therapy, myofascial restrictions and has also had experience specifically with temporal mandibular dysfunction. He strongly believes in locating the underlying issues to help alleviate his patients’ pain.
Karl strives to maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercising daily to improve his physical capabilities, which ensures the best possible treatment of each client. He has played a number of sports over the years including basketball, hockey and baseball. He is a huge fan of Toronto sports and unfortunately watches the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sundays.
Karl is currently taking on new patients and is eagerly looking to assist many of your needs.
Lori-Anne RMT – Registered Massage Therapist
Lori-Anne’s 22 years as a registered massage therapist has brought many experiences that foster a very results-oriented treatment style. After graduating from the 2200-hour massage therapy program at International Complimentary Therapy College (Kikkawa College) and obtaining her RMT designation, she continued her academic career at York University to graduate from the Kinesiology program. Most recently she has completed the Reiki practitioner course and her current studies include micro point stimulation therapy (MPS therapy) and Integrated Manual Techniques (IMT). Over the years other treatments and modalities studied include ultrasound therapy, infant and paediatric massage, prenatal massage, breast massage and scar tissue therapy.
She believes muscle aches and pains are the end of the story. Lori-Anne’s approach is to find the beginning of the pain-story in each client by discussing lifestyle habits, energy levels, work posture, sleeping posture, emotional stress and work-related stress. By helping clients highlight the source and origin of pain, she can adjust the massage to correct and rebalance structures for a longer-lasting effect. Lori-Anne also empowers her clients to continue their treatment between sessions, with individualized exercises, “hacks” for self-massage at home or, sneaking ways to stretch at the office without anyone seeing.
Lori-Anne is a wife, mom of three small children, homeschooler, fitness and sewing enthusiast. Some of her life goals include world schooling/travel with her family for a year, sewing 90% of her personal wardrobe and learning to a play a variety of cheesy, pop songs on the ukulele.
Sonia Madan – Hypnotherapist
Sonia Madan brings a wealth of expertise and experience as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist.
Sonia’s journey on this path began in 1988 when she was introduced to meditation. Later she trained as a Reiki Master/teacher and in 2004 became a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. Over the years Sonia has taken specialized training in Hypnosis for people going through cancer, weight challenges, fears, infertility, relationships challenges. Other areas of her expertise are helping pregnant couples prepare for childbirth, clearing/balancing the aura, energy centres called chakras and releasing underlying suppressed emotions. Sonia is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotist
Hypnosis is a deep state of focused attention where you are relaxed, alert and in control.
When you are engrossed in an interesting movie or book you are in a natural state of hypnosis.
Why should you consider Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can improve the way you feel physically, mentally & emotionally. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help with stress reduction and thus effective as a complementary technique for stress-related diseases such as pains, hypertension and anxiety. Hypnosis is now respected and recommended in a variety of fields such as medicine, dentistry, professional sports, and education. Most successful athletes use hypnosis to get ‘in the zone’. This helps the athletes to perform to the best of their ability.
Some areas where Hypnosis sessions can be helpful:
Fears & Phobias; Pain; Sadness; Anxiety; Stress & Stress-Related Illnesses; Weight Management; Infertility; Overcoming & Healing Relationships; Letting Go of Hurt, Blame, Guilt, Other Undesirable Emotions; Forgiveness; Getting Closure; Improving Confidence & Self Esteem; Public Speaking; Focus; Sports Enhancement; Manifesting Goals & Desires
Schedule your appointment and experience the power of your mind to create what your desire.